"Comprehensive, interesting, emotive & accessible…"
I was picked by MNHQ to review this book, which I received for free. This review is in my own words and reflects my true opinion, thank you.
I have over the past few years read quite a few books on autism and the spectrum and while some seem quite Americanised this was a fairly neutral and informative approach to the condition. It encapsulates the emergence of autism as a recognised specific spectrum of conditions; how historically these characteristics were not only documented but treated in children and how as history unfolded (including the world wars and post-war liberalism) not only the condition parameters but also approaches to treatments & care evolved.
This is not to say this is a dull script of a condition from a to b; the patients, parents, children & adults all get to tell their stories vividly and there is great emotion and poignancy to the chapters.
This is as much of a book about humanity & love as it is about autism.
A captivating read.
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